Monday, May 2, 2016
In 2002 Nissan Introduced The 350z To The World. It Would Be Another 2 Years Before The Convertible Would Be Introduced In 2004 (And It's Kinda Ugly With The Top Up). So What Is Up With This 2003 Drop Top 350z With What Looks To My Eyes To Be Cutting A Rather Handsome Figure With ITS Top Up?
I spotted this lil' gem on craigslist while just putzing around on the cars for sale section a couple of days ago. Didn't think much of it...until earlier today when I noticed a 350z Convertible on the road, and something just didn't look right.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Exhaust, Exhaust, Exhaust... I Know. The Good News Is That It's Done...Complete...Finished. And Bonus, The Spyder Is On The Road Properly Now! So I Shot Some Footage Of The New (And The Old Raggedy Stock) Exhaust To Show Ya How It Sounds, In Case You Are In The Market. Status: Comparo!
This is an older photo, but this blog post ain't about static pics...it's about them fancy movin' pictures...and the sound associated there with. Oh, and that "silencer" insert, it isn't getting used.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
A Beautiful 65 Degree Saturday Morning And A Sh*t Ton Of Cool Cars...What Could Be More Appealing? We Took The Spyder To It's First "Car Show" This Morning At The St. Louis Cars And Coffee Event.
Now THIS is my kind of car meet! A myriad of car styles, ages and levels of modification...much like the owners themselves. Like Ferraris? They were there. Hot rods? Yup, in attendance. Vintage tin? There was a Trabant there, 'nuf said. Wanna see a video I shot of some of the cars?
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
It's Been A Whole Month Since I Last Posted And I Haven't Had Much To Show...But I Have Been Buying Up Some Cheap Go Fast Goodies. Today I Picked Up All The Hardware Store Stuff To Build A Boost Controller. Status: Not Yet Installed.
So here's most of the kit to build a simple manual boost controller for your turbocharged car. The only thing missing is the thread tap that I had to buy in order to install the control knob...but that's a little like saying that I'm missing the hack saw and wrenches I used to build it, right?
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Well, I THOUGHT My Exhaust Was Finished When I Finally Managed To Get The SRS Stainless Catback On. Not So Much. Turns Out, The Stock Downpipe Was Toast. Let's Take Some Pipes And A High Flow Cat To The Welder!
This Megan downpipe and Random Technology 3" catalytic converter, plus the midpipe from the SRS catback system went for a little trip to the the welder with me last weekend. The results turned out pretty great! Look inside for a build video.
Monday, January 11, 2016
So Winter Happened. Haven't Done Much To The Sneaker, But We Did Go On A Road Trip! On Our Way Home We Dropped By The Tail Of The Dragon. Ever Been?
I didn't have the Eclipse Spyder ready for the trip so we took the Girlfriend's '13 GTI. It's the car that inspired me to get the GST and they have similar performance levels...and I wouldn't have had the top down anyway. Maybe we'll go again this coming Spring. I've been itching to go white water rafting and stay in the Wigwam Motel again...so we'll see!
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Ok, I Finally Got That Stubborn 3" SRS Stainless Steel Exhaust All Buttoned Up...Well Almost, I've Found That I Must Now Replace The Stock Downpipe. But! Wanna Hear How It Sounds Compared To The Stock Catback? I Knew You Would!
Out with the old, in with the new...And Improved! Getting the old one out was a chore, but the PB Blaster helped. I was really careful with the cat studs so as to not break them off.